2004 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hamilton
An Achievable Dream Academy

Item 144 #11h

Item 144 #11h

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2005 $125,000 FY2006 $125,000 GF

Page 100, line 2, strike "$457,997,916" and insert "$458,122,916".
Page 100, line 2, strike "$465,142,441" and insert "$465,267,441".
Page 102, after line 44, insert:
"5.  This appropriation includes $125,000 the first year and $125,000 the second year from the general fund for An Achievable Dream, Inc., to provide an alternative public education program for low-income at-risk students in Newport News."

(This amendment provides funding for the Achievable Dream Academy and its programs, which include the Urban Learning and Leadership Institute. Achievable Dream is the state's most successful model for a public-private partnership in public education for at-risk children. One hundred percent of the students qualify for free or reduced lunches. The teaching methods and practices developed at the Academy are being used in school systems around the Commonwealth, and are transferable to any school system that needs to address at-risk students in the public school system. Demonstrated results include closing the 'achievement gap' between minorities and non-minorities for the Standards of Learning, and meeting full accreditation standards for SOLs.)